Sports teams make great themes for centerpieces for Bar Mitzvahs or Bat Mitzvahs party celebrations. It is even better when they happen to be a winning team. The Chicago Blackhawks are a winning team and a much sought after theme for centerpieces after having won last year’s Stanley Cup
We recently did a Chicago Blackhawks’ theme for a Bar Mitzvah celebration party in Evanston, Illinois. Marlee and her son, Jake came to us for centerpieces for Jake’s Bar Mitzvah. Jake is a great Chicago Blackhawks fan and wanted the team and the Stanley Cup to be the theme for his Bar Mitzvah.
We brainstormed as to what the centerpiece would look like. We came up with custom made hockey sticks and a Blackhawk pennant highlighting the team colors of red and black. (See upper left.)
We left the Styrofoam base unpainted to simulate the ice on a hockey rink. Red and black ribbons down the middle of the “ice” depicted the zones. The bottom base was shaped to somewhat resemble a hockey rink.
A hockey player cut out and of course a Stanley Cup trophy cut out were great theme additions and prominently displayed on the centerpiece.
I made a sample centerpiece. Marlee and Jake came to see it. They liked the centerpiece as presented to them and asked for no additions or changes. This is the centerpiece that Jake would have for his Bar Mitzvah.
When Marlee and Jake came to view the sample hockey centerpiece they also decided there should be two special centerpieces for the room. These would be where they kids would eat their lunch.
Flexible Plastic Tube Raises The Centerpiece Height
We designed a centerpiece to coordinate with the original centerpiece. We just made it taller. I used a flexible plastic tube to raise a smaller base above the bottom base. Larger hockey player cut outs and Stanley Cup trophy cut outs were used to adorn the bottom bases. A larger custom designed Blackhawks’ pennant was used for the top of the tall centerpiece.
Jake did wonderfully at his Bar Mitzvah and everyone loved the centerpieces. Marlee said that people were asking to take the centerpieces home. That is music to our ears and a goal we strive for with each party we help our friends celebrate.